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January 9, 2019

Antigua and Barbuda

New UPP Slate: Truth or Fiction?

Source: Antigua Observer Based on a social media post, which has since gone viral, it is quite obvious that the battle lines have been drawn and the fight… Link: New UPP Slate: Truth or Fiction?

Passport office worker charged with passport fraud

Source: Antigua Observer Shekema Charles, an employee at the Antigua and Barbuda Passport Office, has been charged with five counts of conspiracy to forge the bio pages of… Link: Passport office worker charged with passport fraud

Staff lament poor conditions at All Saints court

Source: Antigua Observer Staff at the All Saints Magistrate’s Court are the latest set of government workers complaining about conditions at the building where they perform their duties.… Link: Staff lament poor conditions at All Saints court

Awareness walk for former cricketer diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Source: Antigua Observer Former national and Leeward Islands cricketer, Zorol Barthley, has dubbed the walk planned for former national cricketer and footballer Ralston Otto, as the People’s Walk… Link: Awareness walk for former cricketer diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Editorial: More than sun, sea and sand

Source: Antigua Observer The Mighty Chalkdust (a teacher by profession) sang a classic calypso called SEAWATER AND SAND in the 1980’s. In it he decried what he saw… Link: Editorial: More than sun, sea and sand

Royalton Hotel Project faces major challenge

Source: Antigua Observer It is not clear when or if the ongoing Royalton Hotel project will be completed, because foreign construction workers hired to speed up the multi-million-dollar… Link: Royalton Hotel Project faces major challenge

Number of challenges plague the Care Project

Source: Antigua Observer Human resource shortages and lack of equipment are some of the challenges plaguing the Care Project operations. These challenges were highlighted by Matron Juliet Delabastide,… Link: Number of challenges plague the Care Project

Football Fraternity Mourns Coach’s Passing

Source: Antigua Observer The football fraternity and the wider sporting population in Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday mourned the passing of former national youth coach and who was… Link: Football Fraternity Mourns Coach’s Passing

Reggae Girlz get highest FIFA ranking

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Fresh from their historic qualification for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France, the Jamaica Reggae Girlz now have another reason… Link: Reggae Girlz get highest FIFA ranking

Walker: Cruise tourism is crippling the economy

Source: Antigua Observer The parliamentary representative for Barbuda, Trevor Walker, is advising the government to shift its focus from cruise tourism because, according to him, it is too… Link: Walker: Cruise tourism is crippling the economy

Seaglans claim back to back titles

Source: Antigua Observer Defending mixed champions, Seaglans were crowned champions for the second consecutive year of the Antigua and Barbuda Netball Association (ABNA) Village league on Tuesday night.… Link: Seaglans claim back to back titles

Editorial: Huff and puff

Source: Antigua Observer The story is well known – – perhaps one of the most memorable from our childhood days. It is the amusing one of the three… Link: Editorial: Huff and puff

Gov’t moves ahead with plans to implement number portability

Source: Antigua Observer The Lower House of Parliament has approved an amendment to the Telecommunications Act of 2018 which will, in essence, give residents the option of switching… Link: Gov’t moves ahead with plans to implement number portability

Government fails to get support for extension of state of emergency

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 12, CMC – The Jamaica government late Tuesday night failed to get support for its efforts to extend the state of emergency… Link: Government fails to get support for extension of state of emergency

Merkel: There’s still time for an orderly Brexit

Source: Antigua Observer BERLIN (Reuters) – There is still time to agree an orderly British exit from the European Union, German Chancellor said on Wednesday, adding that although… Link: Merkel: There’s still time for an orderly Brexit

May fights leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril

Source: Antigua Observer LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a… Link: May fights leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril

Editorial: Hip, hip hooray!

Source: Antigua Observer If a day in politics is a long time, as they say, then a week without popular and fast-paced media is an eternity. And that… Link: Editorial: Hip, hip hooray!

Curbing teen runaways: What is the government doing?

Source: Antigua Observer As the government works on establishing new measures to address the issue of children running away from home at what appears to be an alarming… Link: Curbing teen runaways: What is the government doing?

Cameron warns of “serious decisions” to deal with player commitment

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Controversial Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, has questioned the commitment of West Indies players and has warned that “serious decisions”… Link: Cameron warns of “serious decisions” to deal with player commitment

Ronaldo challenges Messi to join him in Serie A

Source: Antigua Observer Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona and sign for a club in Italy. Portugal international Ronaldo joined Serie A champions… Link: Ronaldo challenges Messi to join him in Serie A

Moves to arrest problems at GPO

Source: Antigua Observer The Ministry of Works says every effort is being made to have the operations of the General Post Office return to normalcy at the earliest… Link: Moves to arrest problems at GPO

Brathwaite slides, Dowrich rises in ICC rankings

Source: Antigua Observer LONDON (CMC) – Stand-in West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite has taken a heavy blow in the latest ICC Test rankings announced Wednesday. The right-hander slipped… Link: Brathwaite slides, Dowrich rises in ICC rankings

Sir Rodney Seeks Funding for Government House

Source: Antigua Observer Governor General Sir Rodney Williams has used a forum in the U.K. to seek funding for the restoration of Governments House. To date, U.S. $3.5… Link: Sir Rodney Seeks Funding for Government House

Westbrook posts 107th career triple-double, tying Kidd

Source: Antigua Observer OKLAHOMA CITY – A few evenings after staying more than 2½ hours past the buzzer for a late-night solo shooting session, Russell Westbrook bounced back with one… Link: Westbrook posts 107th career triple-double, tying Kidd

New Facility to Store Court Evidence

Source: Antigua Observer The government has agreed to build a new facility to store court evidence. The decision was taken following reports that dampness, rodents and time caused… Link: New Facility to Store Court Evidence

Jamaica to host inaugural international Spinal Injury symposium

Source: Antigua Observer Jamaica will host the inaugural International Spinal Injury Symposium, slated to being on Monday, December 2. The event, to be staged under the auspices of… Link: Jamaica to host inaugural international Spinal Injury symposium

Former legislator warns of dire consequences following Scotiabank sale

Source: Antigua Observer Former government minister, Peter Josie, has warned of potential dire consequences from a decision by Scotiabank to exit nine Caribbean countries, including St Lucia. Earlier… Link: Former legislator warns of dire consequences following Scotiabank sale

CHTA president calls for greater investment in Caribbean people

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA),  Patricia Affonso-Dass, has  challenged regional leaders to invest in the creativity and warmth of the people across the… Link: CHTA president calls for greater investment in Caribbean people

Government signs agreement with Bp and Shell

Source: Antigua Observer The Government on Thursday signed an agreement with energy giants Bp and Shell, that will lead to “significant” financial benefits to the twin island republic.… Link: Government signs agreement with Bp and Shell

Driver to be charged in All Saints Road crash

Source: Antigua Observer Police said that a traffic-related charge is pending against the driver whose vehicle ejected large sums of cash and a gun onto All Saints Road… Link: Driver to be charged in All Saints Road crash

More vehicle fires

Source: Antigua Observer The All Saints Fire Department is investigating an afternoon blaze that destroyed three vehicles at an auto repair shop at Clarke’s Hill on Tuesday. The… Link: More vehicle fires

Editorial: Apparently, it will not be that easy

Source: Antigua Observer An interesting stew is brewing after the announcement that the Bank of Nova Scotia, also known as Scotiabank, is divesting its interests in several territories… Link: Editorial: Apparently, it will not be that easy

Heavy rains leave APUA calculating cost to damaged mains

Source: Antigua Observer Broken pipes and other damage to the network have significantly hampered the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA’s) ability to distribute water to residents in an… Link: Heavy rains leave APUA calculating cost to damaged mains

AIDS Secretariat Street Fair back home with Scotia

Source: Antigua Observer A second statement from the Ministry of Health today says the AIDS Secretariat’s annual street fair event will in fact be staged at the Scotia… Link: AIDS Secretariat Street Fair back home with Scotia

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

Source: Antigua Observer  The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a communication campaign aimed at preventing cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,000 women annually in the… Link: PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

Former minister to re-appear in court on fraud charges

Source: Antigua Observer Former housing and works minister, Irfaan Ali, will re-appear in court on January 7 next year, after he was slapped with several charges related to… Link: Former minister to re-appear in court on fraud charges

Firemen charged with stealing items from Fly Jamaica aircraft

Source: Antigua Observer Four members of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) were released on bail after they appeared in a magistrate’s court on Wednesday charged with the theft… Link: Firemen charged with stealing items from Fly Jamaica aircraft

Island Wide Post Office Strike

Source: Antigua Observer The ongoing industrial action at the General Post Office extended to all branches with the employees from the other locations standing up with their colleagues… Link: Island Wide Post Office Strike

Minister Jonas in Kenya for Blue Economy conference

Source: Antigua Observer The country’s fisheries minister is among over 4,000 participants currently gathered in Nairobi Kenya discussing Blue Economy opportunities. According to the World Bank, the Blue Economy is… Link: Minister Jonas in Kenya for Blue Economy conference

PM Browne tells Scotiabank no sale without Government approval

Source: Antigua Observer The Bank of Nova Scotia has been stopped from proceeding with any sale of its operations in Antigua and Barbuda until an application is made… Link: PM Browne tells Scotiabank no sale without Government approval

Air ambulance develops problems, minister returned to hospital

Source: Antigua Observer An air ambulance that was set to do a medical evacuation of Michael Browne,  minister of education, developed a problem at the airport this afternoon,… Link: Air ambulance develops problems, minister returned to hospital

Bahamas investigators to visit United States in visa fraud scam

Source: Antigua Observer NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov 27, CMC – National Security Minister Marvin Dames says investigators from the Royal Bahamas Police Force as well as an attorney from… Link: Bahamas investigators to visit United States in visa fraud scam

European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Source: Antigua Observer MOSCOW/KERCH, Crimea (Reuters) – Several senior European politicians on Tuesday raised the possibility of new sanctions against Russia to punish it for capturing three Ukrainian… Link: European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

All postal branches shut down today

Source: Antigua Observer If you were planning on picking up bills, letters, packages with goodies for the holidays or any other item at the post office today, forget… Link: All postal branches shut down today

Police probing teen-rape report

Source: Antigua Observer An 18 year old female has reported she was raped following a cricket match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Saturday night. The young woman complained… Link: Police probing teen-rape report

Education minister remains in ICU

Source: Antigua Observer Dozens of residents have offered prayers and well wishes for the recovery of Michael Browne, education minister, who suffered chest and heart complications last night.… Link: Education minister remains in ICU

Postal Workers Strike, blame it on the rain

Source: Antigua Observer More than 200 workers at the General Post Office walked off the job yesterday calling on their employer to do remedial work on their lower… Link: Postal Workers Strike, blame it on the rain

ANCHAM and ACCA sign two year agreement

Source: Antigua Observer The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Guyana and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-Caribbean) Monday signed a two-year agreement to provide Guyana with the… Link: ANCHAM and ACCA sign two year agreement

Dominica denies presence of “plastic cabbage” on the island

Source: Antigua Observer Agricultural officials have dismissed reports that “plastic” cabbage had been imported into Dominica as the island followed a number of Caribbean countries and banned the… Link: Dominica denies presence of “plastic cabbage” on the island

Local romaine lettuce safe, says agriculture official

Source: Antigua Observer Despite the decision the United States, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) tol recall of romaine lettuce due to an E. Coli outbreak in Canada and… Link: Local romaine lettuce safe, says agriculture official

Dottin lone West Indies player in all-star XI

Source: Antigua Observer JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Veteran all-rounder, Deandra Dottin, was the only West Indies player named to the all-star team for the just-concluded ICC Women’s Twenty20… Link: Dottin lone West Indies player in all-star XI

Islam’s six-wicket haul condemns Windies to historic defeat

Source: Antigua Observer CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh,  (CMC) – A mesmerising display of spin bowling from Taijul Islam sent the West Indies crashing to an embarrassing 64-run defeat inside three… Link: Islam’s six-wicket haul condemns Windies to historic defeat

Men need to support their spouses’ career ambitions

Source: Antigua Observer Spousal support is an important part of the working woman climbing the ladder of success. So said leadership expert and author, Janice Sutherland, admitted that… Link: Men need to support their spouses’ career ambitions

Aussies Dispose of England to Clinch Fourth Title

Source: Antigua Observer NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Favourites, Australia, brushed aside England by eight wickets here Saturday night to wrap up their fourth ICC Women’s Twenty20 title… Link: Aussies Dispose of England to Clinch Fourth Title

Blackhawks and cricket association head to court

Source: Antigua Observer The Liberta Sports Club has initiated court action against the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) over what they believe is the body’s failure to… Link: Blackhawks and cricket association head to court

Italian player gets life ban for tennis match-fixing

Source: Antigua Observer Former top-50 player Daniele Bracciali has been banned from tennis for life after the Tennis Integrity Unit found him guilty of match-fixing. His fellow Italian,… Link: Italian player gets life ban for tennis match-fixing

‘Married man’ Justin Bieber says wants to be more like Jesus

Source: Antigua Observer Justin Bieber marked his first Thanksgiving as a married man, saying that “love isn’t always easy” but adding he was trying, like Jesus Christ, to… Link: ‘Married man’ Justin Bieber says wants to be more like Jesus

EDITORIAL: End violence against women; end impunity

Source: Antigua Observer Violence against women is a pandemic; it’s perhaps the world’s most pervasive atrocity, yet it was receiving little attention, at least until recently, following the… Link: EDITORIAL: End violence against women; end impunity

Spinners lead West Indies fight-back after batsmen struggle

Source: Antigua Observer CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC) – Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican and off-spinner Roston Chase took two wickets apiece to lead a West Indies fight-back against Bangladesh at… Link: Spinners lead West Indies fight-back after batsmen struggle

Gov’t moves swiftly to institute Disciplinary Committee

Source: Antigua Observer The first reading of the bill to amend the Medical Practitioners Act of 2009 to make way for the formation of a Disciplinary Committee to… Link: Gov’t moves swiftly to institute Disciplinary Committee

Life in prison for 2013 murder

Source: Antigua Observer Life in prison was the sentence handed down on Facundo Guerrero, 42, of Point for the “barbaric” and “heinous” crime of murder. Five years after… Link: Life in prison for 2013 murder

Western countries call for dialogue in Haiti

Source: Antigua Observer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 23, CMC – Western countries have condemned the acts of violence occurring in Haiti and are urging all stakeholders in… Link: Western countries call for dialogue in Haiti

CARICOM calls for seat on ICAO council

Source: Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 21, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque has called for a distinct CARICOM voice among the 36 seats on… Link: CARICOM calls for seat on ICAO council

PM faces parliamentary ‘war of attrition’ to deliver Brexit

Source: Antigua Observer LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s trial by parliament to deliver on her Brexit plan is only just beginning. Between now and March 29,… Link: PM faces parliamentary ‘war of attrition’ to deliver Brexit

Spain digs in on Gibraltar before Brexit summit

Source: Antigua Observer BRUSSELS/HAVANA (Reuters) – Spanish reservations over Gibraltar on Friday prevented the European Union clearing the last hurdle before the bloc signs off its Brexit deal… Link: Spain digs in on Gibraltar before Brexit summit

Bad roads blamed for delays in selling government homes

Source: Antigua Observer The poor infrastructure in two of the communities where the government is building homes has been blamed for the delays in handing over of the… Link: Bad roads blamed for delays in selling government homes

Amendments coming to allow number portability

Source: Antigua Observer Changes to the Telecommunications Act could see residents in Antigua and Barbuda being able to ditch their cellphone providers while keeping the same contact number.… Link: Amendments coming to allow number portability

Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from football

Source: Antigua Observer Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending “an amazing 20 years.” The Ivory Coast striker, 40, had two spells at Chelsea,… Link: Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from football

Jumby Bay and APUA to battle for Business Volleyball title

Source: Antigua Observer Former champions, Jumby Bay, and powerhouse team, APUA, will battle in the finals of the Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Volleyball Association (ABAVA) Business league. Both… Link: Jumby Bay and APUA to battle for Business Volleyball title

Williams: We Didn’t Defend Well

Source: Antigua Observer Technical director for the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), Rolston Williams, has blamed overall poor performance for the senior team’s recent 4-2 loss to… Link: Williams: We Didn’t Defend Well

Government workers get time off to attend cricket

Source: Antigua Observer All government offices and statutory bodies will be closing early today to allow public servants time to attend the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals… Link: Government workers get time off to attend cricket

Health Facilities Licensing Bill to be revisted

Source: Antigua Observer The persistence of a grieving family, demanding that the authorities institute a disciplinary committee to deal with negligent members of the medical fraternity, has prompted… Link: Health Facilities Licensing Bill to be revisted

Gov’t set target date to finalise back pay

Source: Antigua Observer Mid-December is the date by which government is hoping to complete the payment of outstanding back pay to all public servants. Chief of Staff Lionel… Link: Gov’t set target date to finalise back pay

Final consultations on marijuana law this Friday

Source: Antigua Observer Any group/organisation that wishes to have an input in the Cannabis Bill 2018 which seeks to legalise the use of the herb for medicinal, religious… Link: Final consultations on marijuana law this Friday

Guyana accepts CCJ ruling on transgender matter

Source: Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 21, CMC – The Guyana government says it respects the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that recently ruled… Link: Guyana accepts CCJ ruling on transgender matter

TT pleased with hotel room taxes

Source: Antigua Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 21, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government said it had received more than TT$51 million (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents)… Link: TT pleased with hotel room taxes

Trump praises Saudi Arabia amid pressure over ally

Source: Antigua Observer WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump praised Saudi Arabia for helping to lower oil prices on Wednesday as pressure intensified to impose tougher sanctions… Link: Trump praises Saudi Arabia amid pressure over ally

EDITORIAL: Here we go again

Source: Antigua Observer There is something about politics and politicians that we simply do not understand.  They talk a big talk and deliver mere morsels.  This applies to… Link: EDITORIAL: Here we go again

Government to push for medical Disciplinary Committee

Source: Antigua Observer There has been great difficulty getting local doctors to cooperate and sit on a legally required Disciplinary Committee to look into the actions of medical… Link: Government to push for medical Disciplinary Committee

Your boss isn’t always right

Source: Antigua Observer Leadership Expert and author Janice Sutherland said that some bosses need to learn that their way is not always the right way to do things.… Link: Your boss isn’t always right

CBH to provide recommendations to improve conditions at School

Source: Antigua Observer The Mary E Piggott Primary School is in its current state because the water that leaves the building flows in a natural waterway causing extra… Link: CBH to provide recommendations to improve conditions at School

St. Lucia conducting nationwide survey on crime

Source: Antigua Observer The St. Lucia government is conducting a nationwide Crime Perception Survey, which it says will help formulate solutions to stem criminal activities on the island.… Link: St. Lucia conducting nationwide survey on crime

Jamaican national denied bail in major drug bust

Source: Antigua Observer A 40-year-old Jamaican national was denied bail and will re-appear in court on February 27 next year after he was charged jointly with a Bahamian… Link: Jamaican national denied bail in major drug bust

Opposition files motion of no confidence in St. Lucia government

Source: Antigua Observer The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Tuesday filed a motion of no confidence against the government of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, calling also… Link: Opposition files motion of no confidence in St. Lucia government

Patience was key for Windies claims Dottin

Source: Antigua Observer Windies Women’s all-rounder, Deandra Dottin, has revealed that patience was key to success against England, following a thrilling four-wicket victory to claim group A of… Link: Patience was key for Windies claims Dottin

Quarter-finals set for Business Basketball league

Source: Antigua Observer The quarterfinals for the Cool and Smooth-sponsored Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Business League is set. The top eight teams will battle it out… Link: Quarter-finals set for Business Basketball league

Jumby Bay continue dominant run

Source: Antigua Observer Former Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Volleyball Association (ABAVA) Business League champions, Jumby Bay, continue to display their dominance in the ongoing league. After a one-year… Link: Jumby Bay continue dominant run

President David Granger returns home on Tuesday

Source: Antigua Observer President David Granger, who was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, returns to Guyana on Tuesday following his medical treatment in Cuba, according to an official… Link: President David Granger returns home on Tuesday

IDB president holds talks with Trinidad PM on development projects

Source: Antigua Observer Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Monday held talks with the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, on development projects for the… Link: IDB president holds talks with Trinidad PM on development projects

Editorial: Carts and horses

Source: Antigua Observer The Cabinet briefing notes, for which we are very grateful and compliment the administration for their consistency, always deliver a gem or two.  In the… Link: Editorial: Carts and horses

Farmers invited to ‘talking agriculture’

Source: Antigua Observer For the second time in recent weeks, stakeholders in the field of Agriculture will be coming together at one forum, to take a closer look… Link: Farmers invited to ‘talking agriculture’

Another step towards legalising marijuana for medicine and religion

Source: Antigua Observer Legalising marijuana (cannabis) for medicinal, religious and sacramental purposes is on the agenda for discussion at tomorrow’s sitting of the House of Representatives, as the… Link: Another step towards legalising marijuana for medicine and religion

ECLAC concerned about increasing femicide in the Caribbean

Source: Antigua Observer The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has expressed deep concern about what it regards as the increasing number of femicides in… Link: ECLAC concerned about increasing femicide in the Caribbean

Activities at airport in central Jamaica to be reactivated

Source: Antigua Observer Reactivation of aviation activities at Vernamfield in the central parish of Clarendon is expected to begin by the middle of 2019. According to the project… Link: Activities at airport in central Jamaica to be reactivated

Chinese mosquito coil denied registration due to cancer risk

Source: Antigua Observer  The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) has  denied the registration of “Zenden Mosquito Coil”, that is manufactured in China. The denial means that the  import,… Link: Chinese mosquito coil denied registration due to cancer risk

General election to be held by April,2019

Source: Antigua Observer TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 18, CMC – Governor Augustus Jaspert says a general election will be held in this British Overseas dependent territory by… Link: General election to be held by April,2019

Editorial: Under construction

Source: Antigua Observer We are sure that anyone who viewed the interview with the manager for the unit currently overseeing the major road rehabilitation project on the Friars… Link: Editorial: Under construction

Liberta fire victims appeal for help

Source: Antigua Observer Three days after a devastating fire swept through their Liberta home, Netiecha Horsford and her fiancé are appealing to the public to help them get… Link: Liberta fire victims appeal for help

Government should focus on five-star property development

Source: Antigua Observer The United Progressive Party’s (UPP) spokesperson for Economic Development and Rural Transformation said that the government needs to concentrate its efforts on creating five-star properties… Link: Government should focus on five-star property development

Road fatality in Tomlinsons

Source: Antigua Observer The family of Moyga Jackson was thrown into mourning yesterday when the Collin’s Lane, Michael’s Village man smashed his car into a tree on Sir… Link: Road fatality in Tomlinsons

Police suffer third straight loss

Source: Antigua Observer The downward spiral for Police continued on Thursday night in the ongoing Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Volleyball Association (ABAVA) Business League at the YMCA Volleyball… Link: Police suffer third straight loss

Guyana welcomes American Airlines

Source: Antigua Observer Guyana has welcomed the inaugural American Airlines flight to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country on Thursday night saying its geographical location presents a unique opportunity… Link: Guyana welcomes American Airlines

Early morning road fatality

Source: Antigua Observer The vehicle which the Gambles resident was driving when he crashed and died A 45-year-old man is dead following a traffic accident this morning. Inspector… Link: Early morning road fatality

Push to remove Airport Authority from case

Source: Antigua Observer The lawyer representing the interests of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority (ABAA), in the Barbuda airport construction case is seeking to have the agency… Link: Push to remove Airport Authority from case

Gov’t versus Choksi on December 12

Source: Antigua Observer December 12 is the date when the government will head to the court to defend its decision to help the Indian government with the extradition… Link: Gov’t versus Choksi on December 12

Heavy rains blamed for road deterioration

Source: Antigua Observer The government is blaming the recent heavy rainfall for the further erosion of the already dilapidated roads. While residents have been rejoicing over the much… Link: Heavy rains blamed for road deterioration

Gov’t officials explain delays in road works

Source: Antigua Observer The manager for the unit that is currently overseeing the major road rehabilitation project on the Friars Hill Road and the Sir George Walter Highway,… Link: Gov’t officials explain delays in road works

British judge named as new Court of Appeal president

Source: Antigua Observer HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov 15, CMC  – Sir Christopher Clarke, a 71-year-old British judge, has been appointed as the new president of the Bermuda Court of Appeal.… Link: British judge named as new Court of Appeal president

Memorandum signed to boost international investment

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 15, CMC – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the   Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship… Link: Memorandum signed to boost international investment

‘Get out’: some Mexico border residents reject migrant arrivals

Source: Antigua Observer TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Demonized by U.S. President Donald Trump and exhausted after a harrowing journey, members of Central American migrant caravans now face a… Link: ‘Get out’: some Mexico border residents reject migrant arrivals

Gov’t declares war on non-communicable diseases

Source: Antigua Observer The government is moving to legislate a tax on sugary beverages, which health authorities hope will influence a substantial reduction of sweetened drinks and increase… Link: Gov’t declares war on non-communicable diseases

Port workers refusing to wear protective gear

Source: Antigua Observer The Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority said it will continue to meet its legal responsibilities to workers despite pushback from some quarters with employees refusing… Link: Port workers refusing to wear protective gear

Sustain public education on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

Source: Antigua Observer Congratulations to the people of Antigua and Barbuda on hosting our first ever referendum on November 6, 2018! We also extend our congratulations to everyone… Link: Sustain public education on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

EDITORIAL: Tradition versus progress

Source: Antigua Observer The news from the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) was shocking to some and welcomed by others. This week, the  justices ruled that a… Link: EDITORIAL: Tradition versus progress

Puerto Rico donates port equipment

Source: Antigua Observer Puerto Rico has come to the assistance of the Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority by donating some equipment. Port Manager Darwin Telemaque recently told OBSERVER… Link: Puerto Rico donates port equipment

Government pleased with BPO sector performance

Source: Antigua Observer The Jamaica government says it will provide more resources to provide more opportunities for people to acquire jobs in the rapidly expanding business process outsourcing… Link: Government pleased with BPO sector performance

EDITORIAL: A recipe for disaster

Source: Antigua Observer After writing about the ‘rain effect’ on our nation, and the fact that it is compounded by deficient infrastructure and the lack of a master… Link: EDITORIAL: A recipe for disaster

Gray’s Farm facility not original concept says Spencer

Source: Antigua Observer The newly-built community structure which houses an “indoor” basketball facility in the Gray’s Farm community, does not embrace the original thought negotiated with the Chinese.… Link: Gray’s Farm facility not original concept says Spencer

Sir Curtly Wants Top Windies Coaching Job

Source: Antigua Observer Sir Curtly Ambrose, a former national and West Indies fast bowler, said he wants to be the new coach of the regional squad when Australian… Link: Sir Curtly Wants Top Windies Coaching Job

Heavy rain may cause food shortage

Source: Antigua Observer Residents are being told to brace for a possible shortage of certain agricultural produce later this year, as a result of the recent heavy rainfall.… Link: Heavy rain may cause food shortage

PM wants to diversify tourism sector

Source: Antigua Observer NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov 13, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says his administration is moving towards diversifying the tourism industry in the Bahamas in… Link: PM wants to diversify tourism sector

Jamaica’s most wanted man shot and killed

Source: Antigua Observer Police said Jamaica’s most wanted man was shot and killed during a major military exercise in Richmond Hill, St. James, a suburban parish on the… Link: Jamaica’s most wanted man shot and killed

Guyanese voting in Local Government Elections

Source: Antigua Observer Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to investigate reports of voter intimidation as nationals cast ballot in the Local Government… Link: Guyanese voting in Local Government Elections

Gov’t to proceed with constitutional reform

Source: Antigua Observer The government will move ahead with certain aspects of constitutional reform, despite earlier indications by Prime Minister Gaston Browne that plans would likely cease. Following… Link: Gov’t to proceed with constitutional reform

Seaview Farm resident demands fair British pension

Source: Antigua Observer Seaview Farm resident, Monica Philip was among a group of British ‘frozen’ pensioners who recently travelled to the U.K. to present their case to British… Link: Seaview Farm resident demands fair British pension

Family to hold Candlelight vigil

Source: Antigua Observer The family of Shawn Sylvester Warner, who was allegedly electrocuted in Jolly Harbour last Tuesday, will be holding a candlelight vigil this week to honour… Link: Family to hold Candlelight vigil

Public Works responds to damaging pothole

Source: Antigua Observer Hours after a video captured several vehicles being left disabled by a pothole on All Saints Road, the Ministry of Works sent temporary relief to… Link: Public Works responds to damaging pothole

Cabinet concerned about police force

Source: Antigua Observer The Cabinet said it is concerned about the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, but, it must allow the Police Service Commission to carry… Link: Cabinet concerned about police force

Dominica to host national consultation on marijuana this month

Source: Antigua Observer The Dominica government says it will hold a national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana later this month. “Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and… Link: Dominica to host national consultation on marijuana this month

Two killed as vehicle ploughs into cyclists

Source: Antigua Observer At least two people were killed and several others injured after a motor car ploughed into a number of cyclists along the Beethan Highway, just… Link: Two killed as vehicle ploughs into cyclists

Opposition party plans demonstrations over PetroCaribe affair

Source: Antigua Observer PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 10, CMC – The leader of the opposition Pitit Dessalines, party, Jean-Charles Moise has announced plans to stage street demonstrations… Link: Opposition party plans demonstrations over PetroCaribe affair

Search continues for two persons missing after plane crash

Source: Antigua Observer NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov 10, CMC – Search and rescue teams were on Saturday continuing their efforts to find two persons missing after their six-seater plane… Link: Search continues for two persons missing after plane crash

Tomorrow the country pays homage to fallen war veterans

Source: Antigua Observer This country will tomorrow join Britain and other Commonwealth nations to pay tribute to servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars. Rememberance… Link: Tomorrow the country pays homage to fallen war veterans

Security personnel raise concern over retirement benefits

Source: Antigua Observer After giving more that five years of “dedicated” service to one of the country’s largest privately-run security company, at least two employees are concerned they… Link: Security personnel raise concern over retirement benefits

Man to pay $10K compensation for stabbing another in the back

Source: Antigua Observer Several years after Rujay Spencer was stabbed in the back in Golden Grove, the High Court awarded him $10,000 in compensation for his injury. Shimel… Link: Man to pay K compensation for stabbing another in the back

EDITORIAL: Science for sustainability

Source: Antigua Observer Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Most of us probably didn’t know that there was such a “day” but it does indeed… Link: EDITORIAL: Science for sustainability

NCC wants closer look at regional governance issues

Source: Antigua Observer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) says there must be greater emphasis on a regional drive to educate Caribbean people about… Link: NCC wants closer look at regional governance issues

Disability movement to seek alternative venue for food collection

Source: Antigua Observer The collection of dry goods to assist people with disabilities may be hampered this year since the association responsible for the disabled has to seek… Link: Disability movement to seek alternative venue for food collection

Gov’t still to finalise agreement with Global Ports

Source: Antigua Observer The government is one step closer to finalising its agreement with– the international company that has won the bid to manage the local cruise ports… Link: Gov’t still to finalise agreement with Global Ports

Heavy promotion ahead of Carnival 2019

Source: Antigua Observer Members of the National Festivals Commission are actively promoting and marketing Carnival 2019 way ahead of schedule.  Two teams from the Commission are currently on… Link: Heavy promotion ahead of Carnival 2019

Shooter gets time served after a guilty plea

Source: Antigua Observer The four years and seven months that Kuanda George spent on remand awaiting his trial, will be counted as the sentence for his recent conviction… Link: Shooter gets time served after a guilty plea

NODS secures parts of Barrymore Hotel

Source: Antigua Observer The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) ramped up efforts to regularise occupation of the old Barrymore Hotel by Barbudans and Antiguans – some of… Link: NODS secures parts of Barrymore Hotel

FBI uncovers visa corruption network – Haitian nationals arrested

Source: Antigua Observer The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), says it has uncovered a corruption network involving senior Bahamian Immigration officials and Justices of the Peace.… Link: FBI uncovers visa corruption network – Haitian nationals arrested

CCJ remains committed to the region – CCJ President

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says the court will continue ongoing initiatives with justice sector… Link: CCJ remains committed to the region – CCJ President

Opposition saddened by referendum outcome

Source: Antigua Observer ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Nov. 8, CMC – A senior member of main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), says that the party is “saddened and depressed”… Link: Opposition saddened by referendum outcome

CCJ remains committed to the region

Source: Antigua Observer Port of Spain, Trinidad. Both Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda voted against the move to have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their highest… Link: CCJ remains committed to the region

Young Lions roar in Second Division opener

Source: Antigua Observer The Young Lions FC are off to an intimidating start in the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Second Division on Tuesday, crushing Mahico 7-1… Link: Young Lions roar in Second Division opener

Former PM Rejects Naming Honour, Explains Why

Source: Antigua Observer Former prime minister and former parliamentary representative for the St. John’s Rural West Constituency, Baldwin Spencer, has for the first time, spoken publicly on his… Link: Former PM Rejects Naming Honour, Explains Why

Autopsy concludes for second murder-suicide victim

Source: Antigua Observer One day after Latoya “Toya” Craig was laid to rest, an autopsy conducted on the man who is believed to have murdered her before reportedly… Link: Autopsy concludes for second murder-suicide victim

All owed will get back pay – Public Service Union

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Antigua and Barbuda Public Service Association, Joan Peters said all entitled to receive government retroactive pay are also to receive benefits, even… Link: All owed will get back pay – Public Service Union

Dixie and Mill Reef record pivotal wins

Source: Antigua Observer With the ‘Sweet sixteen’ playoffs just around the corner, Dixie and Mill Reef recorded pivotal wins on Tuesday night at the JSC Sports Complex in… Link: Dixie and Mill Reef record pivotal wins

Sandals grab top spot after overtime win

Source: Antigua Observer Powerhouse team, Sandals, moved to the top spot in the ongoing Cool and Smooth Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Business League after edging out… Link: Sandals grab top spot after overtime win

Former top flight champs win First Division opener

Source: Antigua Observer Former Premier Division football champions, Empire Football Club, started their 2018/19 campaign on a winning note when, on Monday, they beat Police 2-1 in the… Link: Former top flight champs win First Division opener

Benna boys suffer first loss

Source: Antigua Observer The Under-20 male football team’s undefeated streak was broken on Monday afternoon as the Benna Boys went under to the Dominican Republic, 3-0. The Benna… Link: Benna boys suffer first loss

Dismal Windies concede series

Source: Antigua Observer LUCKNOW, India (CMC) – Another dismal performance led to another depressing result as West Indies suffered yet another series defeat with a heavy 71-run crushing… Link: Dismal Windies concede series

Rodney Defends ABCA Appeal Decision

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA), Leon Rodney, has sought to clarify the body’s recent decision to uphold the June ruling of… Link: Rodney Defends ABCA Appeal Decision

Workers at state broadcaster to be laid off

Source: Antigua Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov 6, CMC – The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) says the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has announced plans to send home more… Link: Workers at state broadcaster to be laid off

PM re-shuffles Cabinet

Source: Antigua Observer CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Nov 6, CMC – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday announced that a minor re-shuffle to his two and a half year Cabinet… Link: PM re-shuffles Cabinet

IMF pleased with Jamaica’s economic policies

Source: Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Nov 6, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica’s implementation of the US$1.66 billion Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) remains strong, five years after… Link: IMF pleased with Jamaica’s economic policies

Berbice Bridge company responds to takeover

Source: Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 6, CMC – The Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBC) Tuesday said it would comply with the “unlawful” decision by the Guyana government… Link: Berbice Bridge company responds to takeover

Matthews, Dottin unable to prevent Windies warm-up defeat

Source: Antigua Observer Title-holders West Indies suffered a hiccup in preparation for their Twenty20 World Cup title defence when they went down by five wickets to India, in… Link: Matthews, Dottin unable to prevent Windies warm-up defeat

Barbados’ Husbands set for surgery following Woodbine spill

Source: Antigua Observer TORONTO, Canada (CMC) – Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands has been ruled out of the remainder of the Woodbine season and is set to undergo… Link: Barbados’ Husbands set for surgery following Woodbine spill

Grenades stun defending APL champs

Source: Antigua Observer Defending Premier Division football champions, Cool & Smooth Greenbay Hoppers, suffered their first loss of the season when they went under 2-1 to Sandals Grenades… Link: Grenades stun defending APL champs

Antiguans Fall Short In Regional Volleyball Tournament

Source: Antigua Observer The senior men’s national volleyball team just missed the gold medal and the only qualifying spot in the recently concluded Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA)… Link: Antiguans Fall Short In Regional Volleyball Tournament

Editorial: Opinions matter

Source: Antigua Observer It has not been our finest hour.  After 37 years of independence, we were hoping that the journey towards the historic Caribbean Court of Justice… Link: Editorial: Opinions matter

Accused child rapist on the loose

Source: Antigua Observer The hunt is on for a 40-year-old man who allegedly raped a 13 year-old female relative who complained to her father and the police this… Link: Accused child rapist on the loose

Rapist gets 18 years for attacking church friend

Source: Antigua Observer Errol Phillip, a married father who raped his long-time church friend, got a prison sentence of 18 years for the offence which carries a maximum… Link: Rapist gets 18 years for attacking church friend

What you need to know for Referendum Day

Source: Antigua Observer The historic referendum to choose a final court of appeal has been causing intense debates among residents regarding the pros and cons of the two… Link: What you need to know for Referendum Day

Referendum Day is nigh, ABEC says it is ready

Source: Antigua Observer The electorate can expect a smooth process tomorrow as the country conducts a referendum to determine whether to stick with the Privy Council or move… Link: Referendum Day is nigh, ABEC says it is ready

Mill Reef record first win in Business Basketball league

Source: Antigua Observer Mill Reef had much to celebrate on Saturday night as the newbies recorded their first win of the ongoing Cool and Smooth Antigua and Barbuda… Link: Mill Reef record first win in Business Basketball league

Grays Green facility ready to be handed over

Source: Antigua Observer The highly talked about Grays Green covered court and Community centre complex has finally been completed and it is ready to be handed over to… Link: Grays Green facility ready to be handed over

Sandals and ECAB get victories in Business Volleyball league

Source: Antigua Observer Sandals and ECAB picked up victories in the Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Volleyball Association (ABAVA) Business league on Saturday night at the YMCA Volleyball Indoor facility.… Link: Sandals and ECAB get victories in Business Volleyball league

Table tennis umpire/ referee workshop

Source: Antigua Observer The Antigua and Barbuda Table Tennis Association (ABTTA) held a one-day workshop for umpires and referees last Saturday at the Antigua Grammar School. The exercise… Link: Table tennis umpire/ referee workshop

Benjamin Switches Allegiance To The U.S.

Source: Antigua Observer Rai Benjamin, son of former West Indies fast bowler, Winston Benjamin, is now officially a U.S. athlete. Benjamin who attends the University of South California… Link: Benjamin Switches Allegiance To The U.S.

Barbados could relax foreign exchange measures

Source: Antigua Observer Barbados is considering relaxing its decades-old foreign exchange measures in a bid to attract foreign exchange into the island, a senior government advisor has said.… Link: Barbados could relax foreign exchange measures

St Lucia to host two events on impact of climate change

Source: Antigua Observer St. Lucia will host the first Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiative (NDC FI) later this month. The October 11-12 initiative is… Link: St Lucia to host two events on impact of climate change

Prime Minister Chastanet leads delegation to Taiwan

Source: Antigua Observer Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is leading a delegation to Taiwan as the Asian country prepares to celebrate Double Ten Day on October 10. Double Ten… Link: Prime Minister Chastanet leads delegation to Taiwan

One killed, three injured in drive by shooting

Source: Antigua Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 6, CMC – One person was killed and three others injured after gunmen fired upon a group of people outside… Link: One killed, three injured in drive by shooting

Witnesses report wanted man still hunting for sister

Source: Antigua Observer Ineta Liburd, the mother of two of yesterday’s shooting victims, is appealing to the government for help to get out of the country with the… Link: Witnesses report wanted man still hunting for sister

Case of suspended top cop closer to conclusion

Source: Antigua Observer Wendel Robinson, through his lawyers, and the officials whom he accused of unfairly suspending him from the post of Commissioner of Police, have argued and… Link: Case of suspended top cop closer to conclusion

Student stabs another at school

Source: Antigua Observer Police and emergency personnel rushed to the Princess Margaret School to respond to a stabbing incident, yesterday. Almost immediately after the 1:30 p.m. bell sounded… Link: Student stabs another at school

Work resumes on Barbuda airport

Source: Antigua Observer Work has resumed on the airport in Barbuda, months after an injunction was filed to stop the construction. According to the weekly Cabinet notes, prepared… Link: Work resumes on Barbuda airport

Editorial: Great teachers inspire

Source: Antigua Observer Giddy-up! Because we are about to jump our education horse for World Teachers’ Day 2018.  We may be a day late but you had to… Link: Editorial: Great teachers inspire

Wanted for killings, armed and dangerous

Source: Antigua Observer Calvin “Burga” James is wanted by police for the killing of two people and shooting of a third. The 53-year-old suspect reportedly fled the scene… Link: Wanted for killings, armed and dangerous

Windies put to the sword by teenager Shaw as India dominate

Source: Antigua Observer RAJKOT, India (CMC) – West Indies suffered at the hands of teenager Prithvi Shaw who struck the third-fastest hundred on debut as India dominated the… Link: Windies put to the sword by teenager Shaw as India dominate

Icon Walsh fancies vacant Windies post

Source: Antigua Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Legendary former West Indies fast bowler, Courtney Walsh, says he would be interested in taking up the post of head coach of… Link: Icon Walsh fancies vacant Windies post

Boys Training School repairs to cost $350K

Source: Antigua Observer Cabinet has been informed that the anticipated cost of the current repairs to the Boys Training School will amount to more than $350,000. The disclosure… Link: Boys Training School repairs to cost 0K

Williams expects veteran Samuels to have positive impact

Source: Antigua Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Head coach Stuart Williams expects West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels to play a seminal role with the Windies… Link: Williams expects veteran Samuels to have positive impact

Ronaldo denies rape allegations

Source: Antigua Observer Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has “firmly” denied raping a woman in a US hotel room almost a decade ago. The Juventus forward, 33, said he was… Link: Ronaldo denies rape allegations

Man Utd captain sorry for liking ‘time for Mourinho to go’ post

Source: Antigua Observer Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has apologised for liking an Instagram post which called for manager Jose Mourinho to be sacked. The 33-year-old, who reports said had fallen… Link: Man Utd captain sorry for liking ‘time for Mourinho to go’ post

Gardner: No One Can Stop Me From Representing Country

Source: Antigua Observer National tennis player, Kevin Gardner, says he will continue to represent Antigua and Barbuda on the professional circuit despite an expulsion by the Antigua and… Link: Gardner: No One Can Stop Me From Representing Country

Man given life sentence for raping eight year-old child

Source: Antigua Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct 3, CMC – A 34-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping an eight year old… Link: Man given life sentence for raping eight year-old child

Pompeo says Iran is origin of threat to U.S. missions in Iraq

Source: Antigua Observer WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran on Wednesday for threats to American missions in Iraq and said the United States… Link: Pompeo says Iran is origin of threat to U.S. missions in Iraq

Antiguan who died in Colombia to be laid to rest

Source: Antigua Observer Two weeks after being swept away in a river surge, Jonathan Phillips is still missing, now, his family is making the final preparations to lay… Link: Antiguan who died in Colombia to be laid to rest

Veteran quartet head contracts list, Boyce a surprise choice

Source: Antigua Observer Veteran quartet of Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Merissa Aguilleira and Anisa Mohammed headline a list of West Indies women’s players rewarded with retainer contracts by… Link: Veteran quartet head contracts list, Boyce a surprise choice

Barbuda to be left out of labour force survey

Source: Antigua Observer When the Statistics Division holds its Second Labour Force Survey in a few weeks, Barbudans will not be counted. Project Manager of the Labour Force… Link: Barbuda to be left out of labour force survey

Gonsalves Pleased With Arg’s Preparation

Source: Antigua Observer President of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA), Everton “Batow” Gonsalves, said that he is pleased with the progression of work at the Antigua… Link: Gonsalves Pleased With Arg’s Preparation

Greater emphasis to be placed on backyard gardening

Source: Antigua Observer The Ministry of Agriculture is moving to ensure that registered farmers and backyard gardeners get the kind of institutional support that they need to be… Link: Greater emphasis to be placed on backyard gardening

Caribbean nationals among illegal immigrants nabbed

Source: Antigua Observer The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals have been arrested during a 10-day operation. It said that Haitian and… Link: Caribbean nationals among illegal immigrants nabbed

President condemns attack on opposition politician

Source: Antigua Observer President Jovenel Moise has ordered an “expeditious investigation” as government and opposition politicians condemned Monday’s gun attack on the newly appointed secretary general of the… Link: President condemns attack on opposition politician

Jamaican denies smuggling heroin into Bermuda

Source: Antigua Observer A 37-year-old Jamaican national has denied smuggling US$647,000 worth of heroin into Bermuda earlier this year. Omar Davy pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court to… Link: Jamaican denies smuggling heroin into Bermuda

Transfer of voters wrap on Friday

Source: Antigua Observer Friday will be the last day for electors to complete the transfer process if they intend to move from one constituency to vote in next… Link: Transfer of voters wrap on Friday

Editorial: Good luck PM Browne

Source: Antigua Observer We wish Prime Minister Gaston Browne all the best with his new strategy of appealing to the United Nations for assistance with the long outstanding… Link: Editorial: Good luck PM Browne

Woman’s bail revoked after social media rant

Source: Antigua Observer A “disrespectful” rant on social media led to bail being revoked for one of four women charged with wounding with intent of another woman to… Link: Woman’s bail revoked after social media rant

Cop accused of kidnapping, having sex with teen, walks

Source: Antigua Observer A police prosecutor accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl and having sex with her on two occasions in 2016, walked free yesterday after… Link: Cop accused of kidnapping, having sex with teen, walks

Dhawan dropped from Test squad, Agarwal and Siraj get callup

Source: Antigua Observer Shikhar Dhawan’s disastrous tour of England came back to haunt him as he was dropped for the upcoming two-match Test series against the West Indies.… Link: Dhawan dropped from Test squad, Agarwal and Siraj get callup

Jamaican Matt nets brace to lead Newport to come-from-behind win

Source: Antigua Observer Bermuda captain, Reggie Lambe, opened his account for Cambridge United with a superb first-half brace, but his goals went to waste as Jamaican substitute, Jamille… Link: Jamaican Matt nets brace to lead Newport to come-from-behind win

Unlocking the mystery of sargassum

Source: Antigua Observer Chairman of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association (AHTA), Alex Debrito, in an interview on Saturday with OBSERVER media, said that investments are being made… Link: Unlocking the mystery of sargassum

Minister denies Sports and Games return off the table

Source: Antigua Observer Minister of Sports, Daryll Matthew, has denied reports that the government has shelved the planned revival of the community Sports and Games department. Matthew, who… Link: Minister denies Sports and Games return off the table

Nanton: “My team has a plan for female basketball”

Source: Antigua Observer The reviving of women’s basketball at both the development and competing stages are high on the agenda of former national player and current executive member… Link: Nanton: “My team has a plan for female basketball”

Truck drivers’ pay increase on hold

Source: Antigua Observer The upgrade in pay for some drivers which led to other Public Works Department drivers protesting in two days of a go-slow have been put… Link: Truck drivers’ pay increase on hold

Leroy King gets temporary relief from extradition

Source: Antigua Observer Justice Iain Morley, Q.C., ruled in an emergency hearing in the High Court yesterday that the extradition of former head of the Financial Services Regulatory… Link: Leroy King gets temporary relief from extradition

Wounding charge dismissed against siblings

Source: Antigua Observer Three brawling siblings were yesterday given a stern warning by Justice Keith Thom. In the scolding, Thom emphasised the need to exercise self-control because a… Link: Wounding charge dismissed against siblings

Editorial: Leading by example

Source: Antigua Observer If we were all to take our cues from some in the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, the persons living with disabilities in… Link: Editorial: Leading by example

Lock up the mom, prosecutor says

Source: Antigua Observer A crown prosecutor is recommending that the police should charge a mother for allegedly lying about critical information in a sex complaint that led to… Link: Lock up the mom, prosecutor says

Leroy King detained for extradition today

Source: Antigua Observer The police have arrested the local fraud accused in the Stanford Ponzi scheme, Leroy King, as the extradition process continues to drag on. Lawmen picked… Link: Leroy King detained for extradition today

Gov’t seeking damages in Barbuda airport case

Source: Antigua Observer The government has filed for damages in the Barbuda airport construction case. This is in response to Dr. David Dorsett, who is representing the government’s… Link: Gov’t seeking damages in Barbuda airport case

Taxi Operators Trained

Source: Antigua Observer Taxi Operators were given an opportunity on Thursday to learn techniques on how to change their mindset about their profession. They participated in a Taxi… Link: Taxi Operators Trained